Preparations of the coaches and athletes of RenMa dojo for the 13th Greek National Kendo Championship are reaching their completion.This year’s national championship will take place in the city of Syros between the 10th and 12th of November.This is the first ever event to take place in a Greek island in the entire history of Greek Kendo.Renma would like to thank the Syros Sports and Cultural Kendo Association and would like to wish good luck to all participants.
RenMa Dojo participated with 8 athletes and won several successes in this year’s 11th Thessaloniki Kendo Cup which was held in Kolindros under the auspices of Atrapos Club. Our athletes participated in men and women categories Dan & Kyu, the team category and the children category (in which we won a medal for the first time in our history).
The distinctions of our athletes in detail:
KYU Individual Category:
Linos Lytras – 1st place
Iraklis Boubourakas – 3rd place
Nikos Lekkas – 3rd place
Helen Boumpouraka – 3rd place
The results we achieved in the championship have once again vindicated our hard efforts. We had a great time both inside and outside the shiaijo!!!
We would like to thank the Atrapos Club for organizing the event as well as the teachers Paul Budden, Michel Guentleur, Inoue Yoshinori, Kazuyo Matsuda, Alexandar Arabadjiyski, Ferenc Kovacs who came from abroad to teach at the seminar and to referee.
Finally we would to congratulate our three new first Dan’s Lytras Linos,Boumpourakas Hercules and Maroulis Gregory for achieving their first Dan rank.
Congratulations to all our athletes for their participation .It was an unforgettable experience!
This year the Greek National Kendo Team more dynamic than ever, is preparing fot All-European Kendo Championships to be held in Budapest on 12-14 May. Our athletes, as usual, have to cover all the expenses for transportation, accommodation and equipment costs from their own funds.
What can we do to support our athletes? We can send a small or large amount of money through the Generosity platform to support the team that will represent us.